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Supplier rankings change, worldwide chip sales stay static

09 April, 2002

As the shake-up in the rankings, largely the result of the severe economic downturn that hit the semiconductor industry in 2001, occurs worldwide chip sales in February totalled A$20 billion, the same as January's sales.


Possible recovery in IC industry

03 April, 2002

The recovery in the IC business is somewhat mixed, according to research company IC Insights.


Intel shrinks chips to 90 nanometres

28 March, 2002

Intel has produced memory chips containing 330 million transistors through manufacturing technology that will hit the mainstream in 2003.


IBM claims fastest semiconductor circuit

13 March, 2002

IBM has announced that is has created what it believes is the fastest semiconductor circuit, operating at speeds of more than 110GHz and processing an electrical signal in 4.3 trillionths of a second.


Audio codec chip for PDAs

01 March, 2002

Philips semiconductor division has debuted an advanced mixed-signal audio codec chip for LCD-based handheld applications, such as PDAs, 3G mobile phones and other mobile devices.


Semiconductor development platform market to grow

26 February, 2002

In spite of current economic conditions, the market for semiconductor development platforms is forecast to continue positive growth according to Cahners In-Stat/MDR, the high-tech market research firm.


Desktop chips used in laptops

20 February, 2002

Intel Australia has issued a warning to Australian consumers to be wary of laptops containing processors designed for desktop computers.


PC Module

12 February, 2002

Backplane has released Digital-Logic's embedded smartModule with a 300 MHz Geode GX1 processor, the SMGXPC.


$275 billion sales for 2001 global chip market

06 February, 2002

Worldwide sales of semiconductors in the fourth quarter 2001 were unchanged from the third quarter at $60 billion, ending three quarters of double digit declines.


Indium phosphide chips hit 80Gbps

05 February, 2002

Inphi Corporation has announced that it has demonstrated demultiplexers running at a data rate of greater than 80 gigabits per second (Gbps).


Silicon chips posses multi-faceted properties

28 January, 2002

Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that silicon wafers can be easily made into tiny explosives that could be used to chemically analyse samples in the field or serve as power sources for tiny electronic sensors the size of a speck of dust.


Sapphire technology to improve chip efficiency

25 January, 2002

Using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers at Johns Hopkins University, US, have devised a cost-effective method to speed up the way microchips talk to each other.


Intel processors boost performance

22 January, 2002

Intel have just announced seven new mobile processors built on Intel's industry leading 0.13-micron fabrication process.


Fast Dual Comparator

22 January, 2002

Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT1715, a dual comparator. With 150 MHz toggle frequency and 4 ns propagation delay, the device meets or exceeds the performance requirements of a wide range of high-speed applications.


Chip prices rise

11 December, 2001

With a general chip drought, and higher than expected demand, chip prices are rising in the PC processor sector, leading to hopes of a recovery.


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